It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.
It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly - they'll go through anything. You read and you?re pierced.
Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.
There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
I cannot live without books.
I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
Educate the children and it won't be necessary to punish the men.
Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave.
The deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
I decided to teach because I think that any person who studies philosophy has to be involved actively.